Local heroes in India

By using local guides, homestays and non-profit groups, visitors can benefit people’s lives and gain rich insights. They could also gain weight, as our tips include some superb home-cooking

Mi casa es tu casa: Cuba’s best hotels, B&Bs and farmstays

The ink on the US-Cuba trade deal was barely dry before the big hotel brands began plotting their moves. But don’t worry, there are more genuinely Cuban places to stay than ever